Poetry Sunday: Welcome Darkness

Welcome Darkness



Welcome Darkness!

I honor your possibilities.

Nourishing me deeply,

Your abyss shows me the power of the light unfolding.



The flame from one candle, one ray

Illuminates the nightfall within and with out.

Bringing meaning to my life,

To the interconnectedness of the seasons shifting.



The shaded becomes light again

Filling me, balancing on this Solstice day.

Radiating hope into the chasm,

A peaceful reflection on this barren world.



I honor the magic of this frozen season-

Invigorated, chilled, filling my senses, my soul.

Resting, daydreaming, shedding the scree.

Emerging refreshed in the fertile light of the lengthening day.



©Donna Donabella 2017



This poem came to me on the Winter Solstice as I meditated and contemplated the darkness and light, the passing of one season to the next… grateful for winter’s rest, healing and illumination.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.


I leave you with a few additional words about Welcoming Darkness.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

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38 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: Welcome Darkness”

  1. Indeed there is something about the frozen season that makes us reflect and recollect. Somehow the light manages to get through.

  2. I already feel the light coming back, and I really agree about embracing the darkness if we can…

  3. I so agree with your Respect
    “I honor the magic of this frozen season-”

    to approach each season with respect is to understand the necessity of day and night

    Happy New Year Donna

    much love…

  4. This is beautiful! 🙂 We find the balance in life once we learn to accept the darkness and resist its control over us by clinging onto the light.

  5. Smiling here. And thinking of Art and Garfunkle – specifically ‘Hello darkness my old friend’.
    I love the change of seasons, and have a particular fondness for the pared back elegance of autumn and winter. Summer? Not so much.

    1. One of my favorite songs so it may have influenced my poem but not deliberately….but who knows :)…..I too love the ‘pared back elegance of some seasons’

  6. you captured the flow of the seasons and the need for light and darkness, which is also within us. Lovely writing and photo. Thank you.

  7. Such, a beautiful message i n this poem, to embrace everything that comes our way, be it light or dark.

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